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Diocese to Host \'Town Hall\' Meetings
CHICAGO, IL [MW Communications] – The Diocese of the Midwest will host three “Town Hall” meetings during the month of July. The “Town Hall” meeting has been conceived as a venue where clergy and laity can offer their suggestions and express their concerns regarding the 15th All-American Council, set to convene in Pittsburgh, PA. 10 - 13 November 2008.

The schedule of meetings within the diocese is as follows:

July 17, 6.30pm Ridge Manor, Brooklyn, OH (St Theodosius Cathedral meeting facility)
July 24, 7.00pm St. Peter and St. Paul Church – Burr Ridge, Illinois
July 31, 6.30pm St John the Forerunner Church – Indianapolis, Indiana

His Eminence, Archbishop Job of Chicago and the Midwest will be present at all three meetings. OCA Chancellor, Archpriest Alexander Garklavs will be present at the Chicago area session. Matushka Michelle Jannakos, Preconcilliar commission member will be present at the Cleveland area and Indianapolis meetings.

The Holy Synod of Bishops approved a proposal for the meetings in April 2008. The text of the proposal can be found here.

Archbishop Job has stated that no topic for discussion will be considered “out of bounds”, and no relevant question or comment will be prohibited.

The meetings are open to clergy and faithful from the diocese as well as those of the Bulgarian Diocese and Romanian Episcopate.

For further information contact Deacon Joseph Matusiak at 312.202.0420 or townhall@midwestdiocese.org.

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